New DVD Release! Unreal Development Kit 2 - Creating Cinematics & Environmental Effects

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 Back by popular demand, Sjoerd “Hourences” De Jong builds upon the information taught in his first DVD (An Introduction and Application) by creating an entire in-game cinematic. Sjoerd starts with a custom existing level and adds rain, wind, thunder, lightning, splashes, puddles, and even plants that react to wind in order to bring the environment to life. From there he goes through adding a character to the scene, adding multiple cameras, triggering a lighting strike, creating an electrifying effect, creating a fire, blowing off a small door and finally setting everything up in kismet/matinee for the final cinematic. 

You will also learn from an Unreal Master exactly how to develop your own workflow and start making amazing cinematics inside UDK right now. 

About the Instructor:
Sjoerd “Hourences” De Jong has been working with the Unreal Editor for over 10 years and has worked as titles such as Huxley, Warpath and UT 2004. Sjoerd recently Designed and directed the UT3 mod "The Ball" that has already won a range of awards in some of the world's largest competitions such as the ModDB MOTY and the MakeSomethingUnreal contest. Make sure to check out Sjoerd's website for free unreal tutorials, books, and personal tutoring. 


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Hussain (not verified)

September 4, 2010 - 2:48am

Really Amazing!


September 1, 2010 - 1:05pm

No it doesnt, he uses a custom character that has already been imported.

Littleclaude (not verified)

September 1, 2010 - 12:43pm

Does the DVD show you how to get the character from Max or Maya into the engine?


August 26, 2010 - 1:52pm

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August 26, 2010 - 12:21pm

pff , i don't have a credit card , are there other options ?


August 16, 2010 - 9:38pm

Thanks Glynn!!


August 16, 2010 - 10:20am

Got this at the start of the weekend. I'm stoked at how wide this training goes, but how indepth it manages to be.

There's a lot in there that helps a more old-school artist like me, and pulling from the proven experience of an all-rounder like Sjoerd provides artists like me with tricks that I wouldn't have arrived at without having to devote some serious time to working through on my own. I'm not very confident with kismet or cascade, but seeing how simple things can be, whilst being effective, gives me an in-road to learning more about it, rather than trying to scale a wall I'd have no hope of getting over.

The weather effects, with the rain, wind, the lightning and the sky really make this vid something that most, if not all, environment/VFX artists and mappers will learn something from.

Can't wait for the next one! Smiling



August 13, 2010 - 10:46am

Very nice, guys. Way to come up with some awesome subjects that there are not a lot of in depth tutorials on. This should be a must buy for sure! Eye-wink


August 12, 2010 - 2:00pm

Awesomeness +20